Everyone loves a bit of Fudge, and it’s one of those sweets that can have endless flavours added.
I have a bit of an obsession with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you know those tasty wee cups of goodness in the bright orange wrappers? As far as I know they are made by Hershey’s, the American candy company.
Lately I got my hands on the dark chocolate peanut butter cups, and they were beyond delicious!
This fudge is almost like a recreation of these bad boys, except in a smoother texture with a hint of Vanilla.
For this recipe I used Aldi smooth peanut butter which when made into the fudge, tastes very similar to the soft peanut butter in the Reese’s cup.
You can use milk or white chocolate if you wish.
Speedy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge
(makes approx 12-18 portions depending on desired cut)
120g Irish Butter
360g Brown Sugar
300ml Icing Sugar
200g Peanut Butter (smooth)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
100g Dark chocolate
50ml Double cream
Melt the butter slowly over a medium heat in a non-stick saucepan.
When melted, add the brown sugar and the milk and stir well. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 1 minute.
Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla essence.
Beat in the icing sugar, ensuring there are no lumps.
Pour the thickened mixture into a small square dish (about 9×9 inch) lined with cling film, and chill until firm.
Melt the chocolate and cream together, beat well and pour over fudge.
Place back in fridge until the chocolate hardens.
When firm, cut into squares and enjoy!